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Rankings for official checks vs. total checks

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Post by Ebbywebby » December 26th, 2013, 10:18 pm

What is the gap between your ICM ranking for official checks than your ranking for total checks? Just curious what the typical discrepancy is. I suppose a much higher ranking for total checks would suggest someone who watches a lot of trash (ha) or someone who marks TV episodes and off-topic trivia like that, whereas a much higher ranking for official checks suggests someone who's extra-competitive about seeing films to boost his rating or a light user who just doesn't bother with attempting to check off every seen film. Or...maybe someone who just has really, really academic taste? And a gap close to zero suggests a dedicated soul who tries to check everything he has seen regardless of worrying about what's on top lists.

Currently, I'm 78 slots higher for official checks than for total checks. I looked at the gaps for my ICM "Friends" and found their margins ranged from a person ranking 90 slots higher for total checks (my only friend with a higher total-check ranking) to a person ranking 2262 slots higher for official checks. Also have one friend whose gap is a mere 30 (wow). The average gap including myself is...ummm...about 325.

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Post by jvv » December 26th, 2013, 10:26 pm

Rank Total : 219 (4929 checks)
Rank Offical : 563 (1982 official checks)

Difference is mostly unofficial shorts.
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Post by Cippenham » December 26th, 2013, 10:26 pm

I just reached 6000 checks , 6004 now overall and 4817 official checks.

So I am ranked 20 for official checks but only 126 for total checks which shows I concentrate more on official checks for sure.
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Post by Sir Plebeian » December 26th, 2013, 10:27 pm

Tons of amazing movies are unofficial, I highly suggest trying to work outside of the official lists from time to time.
But I stand at 2070 official and 3215 total, with no TV sitcom checks.

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Post by mightysparks » December 26th, 2013, 10:27 pm

I have 3906 official checks and 5868 checks in total. I don't check TV episodes (aside from MST3K, and things like Masters of Horror), but I do check TV shows. Still, the majority of those are films and a couple of short films. I check everything that I see, so that's basically as accurate as I'm gonna get. I think my 'unofficial' rank is 132 and my normal rank is 61. I'm pretty balanced with unofficial and official checks now though, I don't pay much attention.
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Post by Ebbywebby » December 26th, 2013, 10:29 pm

(On past occasions, I observed a gap of as much as 175 or so, but I've been watching a lot more unofficial shorts lately and that narrowed the margin.)
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#7

Post by pitn » December 26th, 2013, 10:39 pm

Total checks: 2964, rank 783.
Official checks: 2239, rank 396
I don't check television episodes, so almost all checks are movies and shorts

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Post by burneyfan » December 26th, 2013, 10:43 pm

Official checks: #27 (4616 checks)
Total checks: #45 (8344 checks)

I occasionally check a TV series (not individual episodes, but one check for the whole series) if I've seen every episode and the show is finished, with no new seasons to come. I also check a few director-focused TV series episodes individually, like Masters of Horror or Screen Directors' Playhouse. TV series checks would be a tiny proportion of my total.
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Post by VincentPrice » December 26th, 2013, 11:06 pm

Official: 55th
Total: 35th

Also don't check individual episodes except for stuff like Masters of Horror/The Twilight Zone etc etc.

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Post by Armoreska » December 26th, 2013, 11:15 pm

165-1=164
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Post by cinephage » December 26th, 2013, 11:30 pm

3344 official checks (ranked 114) vs 5822 (ranked 134) unofficial checks... Almost 2500 movies of difference !

Each month, I watch an average of 20 official checks, out of a total of 35 movies. I don't check TV shows, but there could be a few shorts as well (mostly silent and animation I like to keep track of).

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » December 27th, 2013, 1:15 am

I have never cared about total checks and I didn't even know there is a ranking. How do I find it?

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Post by Kasparius » December 27th, 2013, 1:20 am

I think the total is ruined by users who check every episode of Days of Our Lives

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Post by allisoncm » December 27th, 2013, 1:27 am

I checked an episode of Family Guy recently. Sorry if that offended anyone.

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Post by lampadatriste » December 27th, 2013, 1:35 am

Ebbywebby on Dec 26 2013, 03:18:56 PM wrote:I suppose a much higher ranking for total checks would suggest someone who watches a lot of trash (ha) or someone who marks TV episodes and off-topic trivia like that
Not exactly, it just may reveal non-canonical watching habits. Keep in mind that most of the official lists are American centered and even in that they are mainstream centered.

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Post by lampadatriste » December 27th, 2013, 1:40 am

official: #979 with 1648.
unofficial: #1300 with 2398.

I don't check tv episodes.

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Post by Kasparius » December 27th, 2013, 1:45 am

It's ICheckMovies, not ICheckTVEpisodes.

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Post by allisoncm » December 27th, 2013, 1:50 am

It's also Internet Movie Data Base, yet they have TV Episodes and stuff. And I import from IMDB. What can you do?

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Post by VincentPrice » December 27th, 2013, 1:51 am

Kasparius on Dec 26 2013, 06:45:32 PM wrote:It's ICheckMovies, not ICheckTVEpisodes.
I tend to agree but there are exceptions, shows like The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents are essentially short films so why not check them.

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Post by Kasparius » December 27th, 2013, 2:00 am

VincentPrice on Dec 26 2013, 06:51:46 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Dec 26 2013, 06:45:32 PM wrote:It's ICheckMovies, not ICheckTVEpisodes.
I tend to agree but there are exceptions, shows like The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents are essentially short films so why not check them.
Sure, but I don't think most people limit themselves to that.

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Post by burneyfan » December 27th, 2013, 2:43 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Dec 26 2013, 06:15:58 PM wrote:I have never cared about total checks and I didn't even know there is a ranking. How do I find it?
There may be a better way to do it, but I went under People ---> All Profiles, and sorted "Order by....Checks." I figured I'd appear in the first 3-4 pages, since my total is large. (I appeared low on page 2.) If I'd expected to have to click through more pages than that, I wouldn't have bothered. No offense intended to folks who would want to search around -- I just don't care enough myself. (Plus like I said, there might be some more efficient way...)
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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » December 27th, 2013, 3:08 am

burneyfan on Dec 26 2013, 07:43:13 PM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Dec 26 2013, 06:15:58 PM wrote:I have never cared about total checks and I didn't even know there is a ranking. How do I find it?
There may be a better way to do it, but I went under People ---> All Profiles, and sorted "Order by....Checks." I figured I'd appear in the first 3-4 pages, since my total is large. (I appeared low on page 2.) If I'd expected to have to click through more pages than that, I wouldn't have bothered. No offense intended to folks who would want to search around -- I just don't care enough myself. (Plus like I said, there might be some more efficient way...)
Ah, thanks. So there isn't a ranking, but one can find oneself in the lists and count the spots?

Can't be bothered, but my total rank would be much worse than my official rank-- that's clear.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » December 27th, 2013, 3:14 am

I don't care that people check TV episodes, but I won't so it would be nice if there were a way to filter the episodes out in the overall checks list.

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Post by Ebbywebby » December 27th, 2013, 3:31 am

You're ranked #400 for total checks, Local Hero. It took me about 30 seconds to find this out.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » December 27th, 2013, 4:32 am

Ebbywebby on Dec 26 2013, 08:31:36 PM wrote:You're ranked #400 for total checks, Local Hero. It took me about 30 seconds to find this out.
Well, thank you.

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Post by 3eyes » December 27th, 2013, 7:19 am

3335 offical checks - #116
4917 total checks - #221

When I started on ICM I had about 53% official checks (in 70 years of watching movies). As of October I was up to 67%, which I calculate means that since I joined ICM 83% of my checks have been official.

I don't watch that many TV episodes, but occasionally check them if I see them on Netflix or something - I'm not part of the TV culture.
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Post by joachimt » December 27th, 2013, 9:11 am

I knew this thread was going to end up in a discussion about checking TV episodes, so therefor I didn't and won't post my total rank. The total rank doesn't mean a thing.
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Post by sortile9io » December 27th, 2013, 11:30 am

75.7% of my checks are official. Maybe not too bad considering that for most of my life I've been watching films with barely any canon or reference around. As for the remaining titles, most of them are forgotten, too local or simply bad but I'm sure quite a few will become official in future list adoptions, so I expect that ratio to go up little by little (or pretty fast if the trend initiated by the "More noirs" list is continued). I don't check TV episodes but I'm not too purist about that.

And I'd like to see this kind of stastistics integrated in ICM, by the way.

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Post by cinephage » December 27th, 2013, 12:31 pm

joachimt on Dec 27 2013, 02:11:27 AM wrote:I knew this thread was going to end up in a discussion about checking TV episodes, so therefor I didn't and won't post my total rank. The total rank doesn't mean a thing.
I agree it doesn't mean anything.
I would probably have one or two thousands of additional checks if ICM had existed when I started watching movies... I've been watching 500 movies a year for over 20 years now, and I know I've forgotten about most of them today (well, mostly because they are forgettable).

And I wouldn't want to check episodes of "Papa Poule"...

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Post by Samlion » December 27th, 2013, 11:42 pm

official: #411 with 2223.
unofficial: #250 with 4710.

I don't check tv episodes and unofficial shorts. a lot of french movies in all style mainstream, author, genre, blockbusters, old and recent movies. french cinema not well known for ICM but well known in france. and off course american genre movies

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Post by Torgo » December 28th, 2013, 1:53 am

Official: #266 (2595 checks)
Unofficial: #918 (2761 checks)

Doesn't make much sense though because I never checked movies which aren't on any official list (even not for my iCM favorites, which may look odd). I could compare with IMDb, but there again I don't rate shorts. <_<
One thing is for sure: If I had to guess, I'd say my quota of official list films has gone from ~50-60% to ~85% (2013-movies already included). I don't find much time to watch movies aside from the (iCM-)canon anymore, which is a bit sad. Don't let the lists consume you, guys! :o


[edit]#461 in an unofficial ranking, based on 3669 IMDb ratings.

We're pretty close, Serriform! :teehee:
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Post by Harco » December 28th, 2013, 2:50 pm

Official: #1421 (1421 top list checks - yes, it's true);
Unofficial: #1977 (2002 total checks).

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » December 29th, 2013, 1:34 am

Harco on Dec 28 2013, 07:50:49 AM wrote:Official: #1421 (1421 top list checks - yes, it's true);
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Post by Leopardi » December 29th, 2013, 4:13 pm

I think I only have one or two dozen TV episodes checked (I added those to boost my numbers on ChrisReynolds' All horror list, a handful of episodes from Masters of Horror, maybe a few others), so it's mostly movies for me. My rankings are:

Official: #29 (4574 top list checks)
Unofficial: #9 (13517 total checks)

Giving me a percentage of 33.8%. Yep, I watch a lot of crap.

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Post by burneyfan » December 29th, 2013, 8:26 pm

Leopardi on Dec 29 2013, 09:13:28 AM wrote:Giving me a percentage of 33.8%. Yep, I watch a lot of crap.
Hey, today's crap is tomorrow's new official list check! ;) :thumbsup:
(...writes the gal who watches about 45% crap...)
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Post by Kasparius » December 29th, 2013, 8:27 pm

burneyfan on Dec 29 2013, 01:26:02 PM wrote:
Leopardi on Dec 29 2013, 09:13:28 AM wrote:Giving me a percentage of 33.8%. Yep, I watch a lot of crap.
Hey, today's crap is tomorrow's new official list check! ;) :thumbsup:
Did you have Action A-Z on your mind?

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Post by burneyfan » December 29th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Kasparius on Dec 29 2013, 01:27:42 PM wrote:
burneyfan on Dec 29 2013, 01:26:02 PM wrote:
Leopardi on Dec 29 2013, 09:13:28 AM wrote:Giving me a percentage of 33.8%. Yep, I watch a lot of crap.
Hey, today's crap is tomorrow's new official list check! ;) :thumbsup:
Did you have Action A-Z on your mind?
Not thinking of any one list...this last update kept me pretty nicely afloat between alterna-noir and action (and i haven't touched Anthology stuff yet), but it always seems to pan out that way, even with some "tonier" lists...if you watch a wide array of stuff, some of it winds up official, sooner or later...

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Post by WalterNeff » December 29th, 2013, 8:38 pm

I just got a request to adopt my Every Television Episode Ever list.

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Post by joachimt » December 29th, 2013, 8:45 pm

WalterNeff on Dec 29 2013, 01:38:39 PM wrote:I just got a request to adopt my Every Television Episode Ever list.
You see, I was right to check all episodes of Seinfeld. :whistling:
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Post by Knaldskalle » December 29th, 2013, 9:28 pm

WalterNeff on Dec 29 2013, 01:38:39 PM wrote:I just got a request to adopt my Every Television Episode Ever list.
Next week, some housewife who's seen every episode of The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives will take her place at the top of the iCM Charts.
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